Programme

Waves of Grace

Gabo Arora / Chris Milk

USA, 2015 / 10 min / English OV / VR Documentary

Step into the virtual shoes of Decontee Davis, who recovered from Ebola.

In a Liberian hospital a young woman comforts a child infected with the Ebola virus. She doesn't wear a protective suit or mask. Decontee Davis is one of the survivors of the virus, making her totally immune, and her story is the focus of a new virtual reality film “waves of Grace” produced for the United Nations.

Waves of Grace is a collaboration between the virtual reality producer VRSE, the United Nations and the media company VICE. 

 

Screening dates: From 2nd to 12th March 2017

Opening Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11am – 7pm.
  • Thursday: 11am – 11pm.
  • Closed on Tuesdays

Venue: ground floor of the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain

Free admission to the ground floor of the Casino Luxembourg with access to the “BlackBox” exhibition room, the “Aquarium” and the ca(fé)sino. Free Night every Thursday from 6pm to 11pm.

Screenings
Thu 02/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 11pm Public
Fri 03/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sat 04/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sun 05/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Mon 06/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Wed 08/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Thu 09/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 11pm Public
Fri 10/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sat 11/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sun 12/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public

“A YouTube video or a talk can give you information but not necessarily the ability to immerse yourself in the world of another, and also interact with people. There’s something about how VR is being made—there’s a spontaneity and naturalness that’s not necessarily coming out in other means.” Angela Watercutter, about Waves of Grace, for Wired.com, 01/09/2015

 

In Waves of Grace the camera is constantly in the middle of things -- in a classroom, a makeshift graveyard, a hospital. People look you right in the eye, they sing and shout at you. It is this closeness that makes Waves of Grave so affecting, and demonstrates that filmmakers are getting better results from the format. James Temperton, Wired 1 sept.2015

Cast & Credits
Voice 
Decontee Davis
Sound 
McKenzie Stubbert
Production 
VRSE works, VICE, United Nations
Distribution 
VRSE works
Biography

Chris Milk is an accomplished visual artist who created music videos for Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Beck, U2, Johnny Cash, and many others. He is the founder and CEO of virtual reality storytelling company Vrse, known now as Within.

Gabo Arora is a senior advisor to the UN and an award-winning filmmaker with extensive global experience in advocacy projects related to sustainable development, human rights, post-conflict, and emergency relief.